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Global Warming or Nuclear Meltdown? The Future of Nuclear Power After Fukushima

November 21, 2011

The federal government’s repeated failures to deal with accumulated nuclear wastes, the recent crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, and escalating costs have reinforced opposition to nuclear power in the U.S. Yet, many advocate nuclear power as a means of curbing climate change and providing stable, secure, low-carbon electricity.

Panelists with various vantage points on the issues will examine the future of nuclear power in light of the environmental, economic, international security and ethical issues posed.

Panelists:

Michael Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment;Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations

William McCollum, Chief Operating Officer, Tennessee Valley Authority

Christopher Paine, Nuclear Program Director, Natural Resources Defense CouncilModerator:

Richard B. Stewart, University Professor and John Edward Sexton Professor of Law; Chair and Faculty Director, Hauser Global Law School Program; Director, Center for Environmental and Land Use Law, NYU School of Law

Location: NYU School of Law -- Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South 

Contact Jonathan Biondi at jonathan.biondi@nyu.edu for more information.

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Global Warming or Nuclear Meltdown? The Future of Nuclear Power After Fukushima

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